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Thunderbolt-Enabled Matrox MXO2 Devices Available Worldwide

MONTREAL — Sept. 27, 2011 — Matrox(R) Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Thunderbolt(TM)-enabled Matrox MXO2(TM) I/O devices as well as Thunderbolt adapters for existing customers. Developed by Intel(R) with collaboration from Apple(R), Thunderbolt is a high-speed I/O technology running at 10 Gbps that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on a single cable. Thunderbolt is currently available on all new Macs(R). Matrox MXO2 devices provide broadcast-quality video and audio capture, monitoring, output, and H.264 encoding for use with leading editing and content creation applications. more

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Thunderbolt-Enabled Matrox MXO2 Devices Available Worldwide

MONTREAL — Sept. 27, 2011 — Matrox® Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of Thunderbolt™-enabled Matrox MXO2™ I/O devices as well as Thunderbolt adapters for existing customers. Developed by Intel® with collaboration from Apple®, Thunderbolt is a high-speed I/O technology running at 10 Gbps that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on a single cable. Thunderbolt is currently available on all new Macs®. Matrox MXO2 devices provide broadcast-quality video and audio capture, monitoring, output, and H.264 encoding for use with leading editing and content creation applications.

“Thunderbolt technology is bringing a whole new level of performance and versatility to PCs,” said Jason Ziller, director, Thunderbolt marketing and planning, Intel Corporation. “Matrox’s new MXO2 enables all their editing and streaming products to make great use of Thunderbolt technology, and will enable new levels of creativity for mobile media creators and Web broadcasters.”

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No ‘Bull’ When It Comes to Using Yamaha PM5D

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Monitor Engineer Robert Bull is known for mixing iconic artists such as Martina McBride and Michael McDonald as well as television hits such as “Nashville Star.? Bull has mixed on it all, both analog and digital. But, when it comes to digital, he prefers the Yamaha PM5D.

“I am a diehard analog guy, but there are times when analog is just not feasible, states Bull. “When I use a digital console, I need to have confidence in the gear, which is why I always request a PM5D. I need to get around on the console very quickly in a manner that works for me, and the Yamaha PM5D allows me to do that by having so much of where I need to get to on the mixing surface, that I don’t have to take my eyes off of the stage.?

Bull said that whether doing more

Eric Headlee Joins AVI-SPL’s Strategic Accounts Team

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Headlee to serve as VP, Strategic Accounts serving the Healthcare Vertical Market

TAMPA, Fla., September 27, 2011 – AVI-SPL, the largest global integrator of audio visual and video conferencing systems and services, today announced the addition of Eric Headlee to its Strategic Accounts team as Vice President, serving the healthcare vertical market.

AVI-SPL’s Strategic Accounts team, led by Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales, is primarily responsible for the business development for targeted vertical markets at AVI-SPL. Services include centralized procurement for audio and video systems integration, collaborative communication solutions, transactional sales, managed conferencing services, event staging and production, meeting management, and product rental.

“Eric is a great addition to our strong Strategic Accounts team, bringing with him years of healthcare specific industry experience with specialized skills in medical video systems and collaboration applications expertise,? stated Mastro. “His background will fit well into our healthcare more

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DIGI Sports Raises Its Game With HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 Console

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(Left to Right) Csongor Mihaly, DIGI Sport; Zoltan Szele, DIGI Sport; Tibor Tamas, Studer.

BUDAPEST, Hungary — DIGI Sport of Hungary recently purchased a 42-channel HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 digital mixing console for its new DIGI Sport Plus channel. As DIGI Sport Plus features a wealth of live programming, the Vista 5 was chosen for its versatility, sonic superiority and ease of use.

DIGI Sport Plus is a 24-hour sports channel that was launched as an extension of the DIGI Sport channel. DIGI Sport Plus televises a variety of live sporting events, including football, rugby, European handball and Moto GP racing.

This is the second Studer Vista 5 console for DIGI Sport, which purchased a 32-channel Vista 5 in 2010. Both consoles were sold through Studer’s Hungarian distributor, Audio Partner Ltd.

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BEXEL BUILDS PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS FOR 9TH SEASON OF EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION

BURBANK, CA, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011—Following its recent success on location for the new reality TV series, “Love in the Wild,” Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has once again teamed up with Lock & Key Productions. For the ninth season of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the team relied on Bexel to create and provide production solutions more

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Ben Folds, Up For AES Convention Conversation

Rare One-On-One Interview With Innovative Artist

NEW YORK: The 131st AES Convention will host a rare one-on-one interview with international recording star Ben Folds

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. Set for Friday, October 21, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at the Jacob Javits Center, the wide-ranging dialogue will cover Folds’ career, creative influences, collaborations and, his perspective on today’s music business. Folds will also discuss (and play cuts from) his new 3-CD career retrospective, “Best Imitation of Myself.?

In 1997, worldwide sales of two million+ copies of their Whatever And Ever Amen CD, and hit ballad, Brick, rocketed Ben Folds Five to international prominence, Continuing hits like Rockin’ the Suburbs and Landed; his 2010 Lonely Avenue collaboration with noted author Nick (About A Boy) Hornsby; and regular appearances as a judge on NBC’s hit a cappella series The Sing-Off, keep Folds in more

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Gepco® and Tower Products, Inc.: Extending a Winning Partnership

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 — Gepco International and General Cable are pleased to announce the extension of its distribution partnership with Tower Products, Inc. to include Upstate NY (excluding NYC), New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey (excluding Northern NJ), Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“With the addition of Tower Products, Inc. as our northeastern distributor of Gepco® Brand audio, video and networking cabling solutions, we ensure that our northeast broadcast customers receive first-rate service and support,? said Glen Powers, Director of Sales, Gepco Brand Products.

For over 25 years, Tower Products Inc. has been serving customers’ electronic, communications and broadcast cable needs. Throughout its history, Tower Products, Inc. has emerged as one of the most respected industry leaders in the development and marketing of high-end digital audio and video cables for the broadcast market. With a knowledgeable experienced staff dedicated to providing more

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NAV Uses ViewPoint™ in Tropicana Las Vegas Surveillance System Upgrade

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Las Vegas, NV––North American Video (NAV) was recently tasked with the responsibility of replacing and expanding the existing surveillance system as part of the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas’ complete transformation.

According to Systems Specialist Daniel Jackson who oversaw the project for NAV, “The overall project was actually accomplished in three phases. First, we replaced an old Burle matrix (512×32) with a new preconfigured Honeywell Maxopronet (738×64) system that allowed for more camera inputs and functionality than the previous matrix. Additionally, the system went from coax to UTP which offered significantly enhanced capability.?

For the second phase of the project, Jackson and his team provided a high definition camera system using Honeywell’s latest IP camera technology. The system for Tropicana, which was installed by the resort’s in-house staff, was connected to an expanded and redesigned supported network provided by NAV. According to Jackson, “We replaced all the head end more

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Electrosonic is Principal Systems Integrator for Remodeled Museum of the Moving Image

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After a three year, $67 million remodel and expansion, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York has reopened with extensive audio-visual upgrades by Electrosonic that offer visitors a renewed focus on the history of moving-image production and the more experimental reaches of film and video art.

“The museum is about enabling the public to experience films they haven’t seen in years and learn the history of filmmaking, as well as introducing them to the latest media,” says Electrosonic senior sales consultant Bryan Abelowitz. “We worked with Moving Image throughout the 1990s and did their original ‘Behind the Screen’ core exhibition. Now we’ve come together again for a state-of-the-art, 21st-century upgrade.”

The stunning new building, designed by architect Thomas Leeser, is located on the site where Paramount’s East Coast production facility, the more

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